CommunityCouncils were first introduced in 1973 to give communities a recognised voicewhen dealing with local authorities and government departments - communitycouncils have statutory rights and must be consulted on issues like local planning and licensing applications.

There are currently over 40 community councils operating in Edinburgh, and Drylaw Telford CC was one of the first - we were established in 1981.

What it means being a Community Councillor and what can be achieved.

Your local community council is committed to dealing with issues that affect you and your community, over the 5 years Drylaw Telford Community Council has attracted approx. £200,000 of investment into the area such as a upgrade to Drylaw Park Play Area, a new path network in Drylaw Field (Wester Drylaw) and a Multi Games Unit within the same area.

We have just secured a £100.000 from the Legacy Fund which will bring us halfway to funding the Skatepark to be installed in Drylaw Park and we are awaiting on hopefully securing a further £50.000 from the Weir Charitable Trust and if all goes well we aim to have the Skatepark fully functional by late summer 2014.Funding has also been secured from the Neighbourhood Environmental 

Programme for 2 project's. they are to upgrade the entrance to Drylaw Field by creating a Japanese styled garden and to fence off and landscape an area at the junction Easter Drylaw Ave/Bank.

Some Basic Facts.

Drylaw Telford is situated in the north of the city, bordered in the west by Silverknowes and Davidsons Mains; Pilton and Muirhouse to the north andBlackhall, Craigleith and Comely Bank to the east.  Drylaw Telford is partof the Inverleith ward and our Community Council Chair is a Board member of Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership, the community planning organisation set up insummer 2007. We also have representative on all of the Sub-Groups of the Inverleith Partnership they are:- The Clean, Green & Safe, Chldren &Young People Action, Group, Health & Leisure Action Group and the Neighbourhood Environment Programme. Drylaw Telford is a mix of social and private housing and is a very popular place to live.  Building work on the area now known as Easter Drylaw was startedbefore the Second World War in 1939 and was completed after the war ended on1945.  The Wester Drylaw and Telford housing estates followed shortlyafterwards and these were followed by new private housing in Wester Drylaw inthe late 1970s.  The latest addition to Drylaw's housing stock is the Groathill Loan development off Groathill Road North, built on the site of the former Drylaw School. 

There are two schools within our area - Ferryhill Primary School and RowanfieldSchool - and main places of interest within Drylaw Telford are Drylaw Shopping Centre, Drylaw Parish Church  and Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre which opened in November 1995 following years of campaigning by the community council.
Drylaw Telford CC continues to meet in the Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre on the last Wednesday of every month except July & December.

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